Not feeling the love for my FE 55 1.8

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Not feeling the love for my FE 55 1.8
Dec 31, 2013

For those of you using the FE55 on your A7, have you had any focus issues?  I seem to be hitting at about 60 percent in focus..  even at f4 or f5, I cant seem to take a really sharp scene without really working at it.  I have gotten to where I use the AF then switch to MF to make sure..

The FE35 2.8 I have absolutely no issues with, sharp, in focus shots 99% of the time..

I have the settings at:

Focus Mode = Single shot AF

Focus Area = Wide (sometimes center helps)

AF Illuminator = Auto

ISO = Auto

Face Detection = On

Pre AF = Off (I hate the "hunting")

I am paying VERY close attention to breathing and bracing and use the EVF so it is also up against my head..

Anyone else having this issue?  Learning curve? Bad lens? Crappy photographer?

If I am going to have to manually focus everything to get good focus, Ill trade this for the Zeiss M Mount 50mm Sonar T for same money and go full manual..

Thanks for any suggestions

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Sony Alpha 7 Sony a6000 Sony E 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 PZ OSS Sony FE 35mm F2.8 Sony FE 55mm F1.8 +1 more
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